My husband and I an argument about whether eating from the middle of a cake is ever acceptable.
Tonight I made a banana bread. It was fresh out of the oven, still in the pan.
After dinner, I went to turn it out of the pan to serve it and found him hovering over it. Much to my surprise and shock, he had already started munching away from the middle of it. It looked like a dog had taken a big chunk out of it!
When I got upset about it, saying how uncouth it was to do this, he argued back that he didn’t use his mouth; he had used a spoon. Why was I making such a big deal out of it since it was only for us anyway! I couldn’t believe he could use such an argument to justify his poor manners. He blamed me for being so uptight about it. This is from a man who gets angry at me for using the wrong utensils.
Can you please tell me if I was making a bigger deal out of than I should have, or no matter what, he should have at least had it cut slice by slice from one of the ends like any other normal human being would have? 0303-12
I bake my banana bread in a lovely cake pan from Nordic Ware (see photo at left) which produces a very pretty loaf of nanner bread. It comes out perfectly every time. In fact, I’m making some banana bread today!
Some members of my family love the crust and so they choose the end pieces. Others, like me, prefer the softer inside pieces. I really don’t mind them *cutting* a piece from the middle or ends per their preferences. However, not having the self control to wait until the loaf is out of the pan and instead scooping it out with a spoon is rather tacky, not to mention making it harder to get the loaf out. Your husband should have asked you if the banana bread is ready to come out of the pan – “Honey? Can this banana bread come out of the pan now? I’m dying to have some…it smells soooooo good.” And if it was, your end of the deal is to not get uptight over what part of it he eats.
Of course, all bets are off if the bread is intended for a dinner where guests would see it before it was served. A missing section having the appearance of having been chomped on isn’t very polite or appetizing.